Sunday, June 21, 2009

KAHIKO SERIES @ KA'AUEA...June 20, 2009

All photos taken by "Uncle Ben"


Established in 1996, Halau Na Pua 'o Uluhaimalama has participated in many cultural community events including the Merrie Monarch Festival noon shows and Kamehameha Day statue lei-draping ceremonies. "Hula is all about lineage. It is an age-old Hawaiian cultural practice enacted through chanting, singing, and dancing. Each hula movement has a meaning that helps tell a story about gods and goddesses, nature, or important events. Rather than simply a performance geared for tourists, the dance is something Hawaiians did for themselves for centuries at religious ceremonies honoring gods or rites of passage and at social occasions as a means of passing down history. Hula is our way of honoring our ancestors," explains kumu hula Emery Aceret.

1 comment:

nobilee said...

It was the most spiritual and emotional feeling i've ever felt before.It's one powerfull feeling.